Being aware of your pulse is important because it may indicate an abnormal heart rate or rhythm. It is a good idea to try taking your pulse at various points throughout the day (before and after various activities). Your pulse rate will change during the day depending on what activity you are doing. This is normal. To get your baseline pulse and normal rhythm, try taking your resting pulse when you wake in the morning and before going to bed.
Find out how to check your pulse and keep a record by clicking on the leaflet below: